Environment Publications


Adaptation to Climate Change

Water Resources in American Sāmoa: Law and Policy Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation, by Richard Wallsgrove and Zena Grecni. (2016)

Evaluation to advance science policy: lessons from Pacific RISA and CLIMAS 215, by Daniel B. Ferguson, Melissa L. Finucane, Victoria W. Keener, and Gigi Owen. In Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, edited by Adam S. Parris, Greg M. Garfin, Kirstin Dow, Ryan Meyer, and Sarah L. Close. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2016.

El Niño Strengthens in the Pacific: Preparing for the Impacts of Drought, by H. Annamalai, Victoria Keener, Matthew J. Widlansky, and Jan Hafner. AsiaPacific Issues, no. 122 (December 2015).

2015 El Niño and Pacific Islands Fact Sheets

  • El Niño and Its Impacts on American Samoa
  • El Niño and Its Impacts on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • El Niño and Its Impacts on Federated States of Micronesia - Pohnpei and Kosrae
  • El Niño and Its Impacts on Federated States of Micronesia - Yap and Chuuk
  • El Niño and Its Impacts on the Hawaiian Islands
  • El Niño and Its Impacts on the Republic of Palau
  • El Niño and Its Impacts on the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience: A Training Manual, by Kem Lowry, Roland Fuchs, and Keith Bettinger. Honolulu, AECOM, East-West Center, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), 2015.

Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in American Sāmoa: A Handbook for Communities, by Kati Corlew, PhD.  (2015)
Also available in the Sāmoan language:
Sauniuniga mo Puapuaga ma Suiga o le Tau i Amerika Sāmoa, by Kati Corlew, PhD. (2015)

Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in Maui: A Handbook for Communities, by Kati Corlew, PhD. (2015)

Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts - Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA), edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, and Margaret H. Smith. (2012)
See also:
Executive Summary of the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)
Case Studies from the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)

Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai'i: Adaptive Tools in the Current Law and Policy Framework, by Richard Wallsgrove and David Penn. (2012)
See also:
Executive Summary

Responding to Climate Change: Global Experiences and the Korean Perspective, edited by Chin Hee Hahn, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Kyoung-Soo Yoon. (2012)

In Search of Refuge: Pacific Islands, Climate-Induced Migration, and the Legal Frontier, by Maxine Burkett. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 98, January 2011)

Cities at Risk: Asia's Coastal Cities in an Age of Climate Change, by Roland J. Fuchs. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 96, July 2010)

Forest Communities and REDD Climate Initiatives, by Mark Poffenberger and Kathryn Smith-Hanssen. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 91, October 2009)

Why Science Alone Won't Solve the Climate Crisis: Managing Climate Risks in the Pacific, by Melissa L. Finucane. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 89, August 2009)

Symposium on Climate and Extreme Events in Asia Pacific: Enhancing Resilience and Improving Decision Making, by Eileen L. Shea and A.R. Subiah. (2004)
See also:
Executive Summary

Living with a Climate in Transition: Pacific Communities Plan for Today and Tomorrow, by Eileen Shea. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 66, March 2003)

Preparing for a Changing Climate: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, by Eileen L. Shea, Glenn Dolcemascolo, Cheryl L. Anderson, Anthony Barnston, Charles P. (Chip) Guard, Michael P. Hamnett, Stephen T. Kubota, Nancy Lewis, Johannes Loschnigg, and Gerlad Meehl. (October 2001)
See also:
Executive Summary

Land Use

Rubber Plantations Expand in Mountainous Southeast Asia: What Are the Consequences for the Environment?, by Jefferson M. Fox, Jean-Christophe Castela, Alan D. Ziegler, and Sidney B. Westley. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 114, May 2014)

Crossing Borders, Changing Landscapes: Land-Use Dynamics in the Golden Triangle, by Jefferson Fox. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 92, December 2009)

Are the Farmers Always Right? Rethinking Assumptions Guiding Agricultural and Environmental Research in Southeast Asia, by A. Terry Rambo. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 88, May 2009)

Community Management of Natural Resources

Democratic Change and Forest Governance in the Asia Pacific: Implications for Myanmar, by Stephen McCarthy. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 112, February 2014)

Connecting Communities and Conservation: Co-management Initiatives Implemented by IPAC in Wetlands and Forests of Bangladesh, edited by Jefferson Fox, M.G. Mustafa, Bryan R. Bushley, Stephen M. Brennan, and Laurie Durand. (January 2013)

Rural Livelihoods and Protected Landscapes: Co-management in the Wetlands and Forests of Bangladesh, edited by Jefferson Fox, M.G. Mustafa, Shimona A. Quazi, Wendy B. Miles, Eric J. Cunningham, and Marla Chassels. (March 2011)

Connecting Communities and Conservation: Collaborative Management of Protected Areas in Bangladesh, edited by Jefferson Fox, Bryan R. Bushley, Wendy B. Miles, and Shimona A. Quazi. (2008)

Making Conservation Work: Linking Rural Livelihoods and Protected Area Management in Bangladesh, edited by Jefferson Fox, Bryan R. Bushley, Sugato Dutt, and Shimona A. Quazi.  (2007)

Hanging in the Balance: Equity in Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Asia, edited by Sango Mahanty, Jefferson Fox, Michael Nurse, Peter Stephen, and Leslie McLees. (2006)

Mapping Communities: Ethics, Values, Practice, edited by Jefferson Fox, Krisnawati Suryanata, and Peter Hershock. (2005)

Issues of Decentralization and Federation in Forest Governance: Proceedings from the Tenth Workshop on Community-Based Management of Forestlands, by Krisnawati Suryanata, Jefferson Fox, and Stephen Brennan (2004)


Alternative Waste Solutions for the Pacific Region: Learning from the Hawai'i Experience, by Jordan P. Howell. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 121, November 2015)

Post-Crisis Japanese Nuclear Policy: From Top-Down Directives to Bottom-Up Activism, by Daniel P. Aldrich. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 103, January 2012)

The Politics of Environmental Policy with a Himalayan Example, by Piers Blaikie and Joshua Muldavin. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 74, June 2004)

Indoor Air Pollution: The Quiet Killer, by Vinod Mishra, Robert D. Retherford, and Kirk R. Smith. (AsiaPacific Issues, no. 63, October 2002)

Proceedings of the Hawai'i Coral Reef Monitoring Workshop, edited by James E. Maragos and Rikki Grover-Dunsmore. (February 1999)

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Tropical Island Pacific Region -- Volume 1: Species Systematics and Information Management Properties, edited by James E. Maragos, Melvin N.A. Peterson, Lucius G. Eldredge, John E. Bardach, and Helen F. Takeuchi. (1995)

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